Doorway Out Of The Garden
8x6 oil on canvas panel $125. SOLD
This is the same location as my last post.
Another type of chair and more of the glorious
flowers in this beautiful garden.
Painting white is not easy. The values go much
darker than the brain wants to accept.
Camille Przewodek was the artist who took the
time to hammer home to me (12 years) ago that
'WHITE in the shadow is a similar value (or darker)
than BLACK in the light.
The brain screams this cannot be...
Black could never be as light as white...so for those of you
who, like me, experiences that then read on.
SQUINT at the value of the paper towel on top in
comparison to the body shadow.
Compare the black cover of the calendar in light
to the black value in the cast shadow
I take artists - who are not quite understanding when I talk about
this principle -outside, and show them the above setting.
We are visual learners for sure so it helps to see it.
It is all too easy to think we know something,
but I still mess up and paint
white way too light at times.
The above chair was a real buggar to do. Sigh.
I worked too long on trying to get it right.
Light at the very top but angled
so the light caught it more than if it was a vertical,
and the seat (horizontal) caught the blue of the sky as well.
I am satisfied with it, but the photo does not show the
the actual shading very well.
Art is constantly fascinating.
Always having to SEE and THINK.
Check out Camille Przewodek
I have linked to a demo of her technique.
If you are not familiar with her work then this will be a treat.